“In my life there was so much anger. Still I have no regrets.”
I hate to say it but I am so exhausted. I have a bellydance hangover. I have overkilled on bellydance. Last week was such a high stress week for me dance-wise. I had to get my solo ready for a show. I choreographed it and drilled it all last week. I also had students to get ready for the show too and a workshop to help with that. All the practices etc. And then there was my genius move–I decided it was a good time to open up my spring show.
I have an event called Qaina every spring. It is a fun event that people seem to like. Every November I open up the show and write down who wants to be in it. I always have a short waiting list because I get too many requests and the show always fills up quickly. It used to take a few days. Last year it filled up in 24 hours. I wanted to open it up for dancers to sign up before I went to perform in the show this weekend because I had started getting emails from dancers wanting to be in it. I figured I would let them in and then I wouldn’t have everyone asking me about it at the show.
Yes–that was my mistake. This year set a new record. The show filled up in 20 minutes. I didn’t even have a chance to get up from my computer. And then there were many who wanted in after that and now I have this huge list of people. I am overwhelmed and not sure how to play this. Had I known it was going to go like this, I would have waited until after the show. I was trying to get it out of the way so people wouldn’t need to ask me about it when they saw me for the performances but that backfired. I had more questions than ever about what I was going to do. The answer to these questions in case you want to know: I don’t know!!! Stay tuned!!
I practiced an hour yesterday then was in the Autism Benefit. That was all rehearsal for it. Today I choreographed part of a new circus piece and then taught two-ish classes. One full class. In the second class we spent about half of it talking about the show and the fact that Qaina sold out so fast. We needed a little bit of a break though. There was so much rehearsal for many of the dancers in my troupes!! Break over though. Back to Just Doin’ It starting now!!!
325 down, 40 to go!!!